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Applied Statistics (online) MSc

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Part time | University of Strathclyde | 24 months | SEP-23

Study mode

Part time


24 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Statistics

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

Our online MSc in Applied Statistics is a conversion course, offering the opportunity to develop skills in statistics and data analysis even if you have never studied statistics before.

You'll be supported through this programme by members of staff who work directly with industry to develop skills which are relevant to current areas of research including population health and medicine, animal and plant health, finance and business. Modules are delivered entirely online, giving students the flexibility to study at times that suit them. You'll gain skills in:

problem solving

analysis and manipulation of complex data

the use of statistical software for data analysis and reporting

effective communication of statistics

Programme skillset

On the online Applied Statistics MSc programme you'll have the opportunity to acquire:

in-depth knowledge of modern statistical methods used to analyse and visualise real-life data sets, and the experience of how to apply these methods in a professional setting

skills in using statistical software packages used in government, industry and commerce

the ability to interpret the output from statistical tests and data analyses, and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences including health professionals, scientists, government officials, managers and stakeholders who may have an interest in the problem

problem-solving and high numeracy skills widely sought after in the commercial sector

practical experience of statistical consultancy and how to interact with professionals who require statistical analyses of their data


The online MSc in Applied Statistics will provide graduates with skills in the statistical analysis of data from a wide range of disciplines. These skills are required by many employers in sectors such as:

investment companies

financial institutions

pharmaceutical industry

medical research

government organisations


internet information providers


This class will introduce the R computing environment and enable you to import data and perform statistical tests. The class will then focus on the understanding of the least squares multiple regression model, general linear model, transformations and variable selection procedures.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Minimum second-class (2:2) Honours degree or overseas equivalent, mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard, prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply, for Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is an international leading technological university, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options. With over 23,000 students from more than 100 countries, it has a vibrant, international community and welcomes students from around the globe. Research is at the heart of everything that the University of Strathclyde does, and almost 90% of Strathclyde’s research is rated ‘world leading’...more